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TD Ameritrade

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders $9.99
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $34.99
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $44.99
Cash Account
$0
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
TD Ameritrade Mobile:
Trade at the drop of a hat with the leader in mobile trading.
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Exceptional Value:
Learn about TD Ameritrade’s managed portfolio and automatic fee rebate.
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Support when you need it:
Help online 24/7 and at your local branch
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Scottrade

Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $7
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $32
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $32
Cash Account
$2,500
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
Scottrade® Mobile App
Our mobile app offers online research, trading and banking in a sleek, intuitive design.
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Easy-Access Online Banking
Enjoy real-time transfers to and from your Scottrade® brokerage account and refunds on most ATM withdrawals nationwide.
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Full Suite of Investment Products
Access stocks, ETFs competitive margin loan rates, option products, 14,500+ mutual funds, CDs, bonds and more.
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In-Depth Research Tools
Get access to stock, ETF, and mutual fund screeners, independent analyst reports from Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones and S&P, a comprehensive market calendar and more.
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Fidelity

Online Stock Trades
Market/Limit Orders as low as $7.95
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Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders as low as $12.95
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Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders as low as $32.95
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Brokerage Cash Account
$2,500
Brokerage Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement
$2,500
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
Trading Tools at Fidelity:
Sophisticated platforms and tools help you trade how you want, wherever you are.
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Stock Research:
Easier access to the insights needed to make informed investment decisions.
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Kiplinger’s names Fidelity #1 online broker for 2014
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Capital One Investing

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders $6.95
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Automatic Investments
Market/Limit Orders $3.95
Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders $19.95
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
Free ETF Portfolio Builder:
Create a diversified portfolio based on your goals and investing style
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Research Reports:
Find the stocks, ETF's or mutual funds for your investment strategy with 8 powerful tools.
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Interactive Brokers

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders 1/2 penny per share
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Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $30 per order
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Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders 1 penny per share
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Cash Account
$10,000
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Margin Account
$10,000
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Retirement Account
$5000
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  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
MobileTWS:
Trade stocks, options, futures, futures options and forex worldwide from your phone.
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Stock Yield Enhancement Program:
Earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.
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Margin Rates::
Below 2%
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